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Author: Jami Attenberg Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781982618070
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From one of today’s hottest novelists and author of the bestselling The Middlesteins—a provocative story about friendship and self-discovery

Catherine Madison left her small town in Nebraska after her husband deserted her. She’s also left behind her most shameful secrets—of a family and a marriage that have plagued her with self-doubt. On the road, she’s trying to become a new person. But running away from the past isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Her journey leads her to Las Vegas, where she forms surprising new friendships that compel her to reveal what she’d sworn she’d keep hidden, and teach her what human connection really means.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Attenberg’s imagery is picture-perfect…Her complex characters are not only relatable but share a journey we have all traveled.”


  • “Attenberg’s narrative voice—a lean, straight-ahead, deadpan tone that cuts cleanly through Catherine’s hypocrisy and self-pity like a laser-guided strike—makes The Melting Season singular and disquieting.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “With this finely tuned story about the power of friendship and the thrill of self-discovery, Attenberg proves she is one of the bright lights of her generation of writers.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “An intelligent, moving portrait of a journey to self-awareness, with meaty characters and a refreshing absence of psychobabble.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[Attenberg] renders poignant prose and portrays the desperate behavior of her characters with verve.”


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About the Author

Jami Attenberg is the author of the story collection Instant Love and several novels, including The Kept Man, The Melting Season, and The Middlesteins, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She has contributed essays and criticism to the New York Times, Real Simple, Elle, the Washington Post, and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.

About the Narrator

Emily Sutton-Smith has appeared in several films, including The Butterfly Effect 3 and Nevermore, as well as several television programs. As an audiobook narrator, she has read titles by Iris Johansen, Kendra Elliot, and Shéa MacLeod, among others, and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.